Thursday, August 2, 2007

Tattoos

a Jesus thought...
For whoever desires to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. (Luke 9:24)

a Godly thought...
We pray that those committing their lives to the kingdom revolution can live deep with Christ among those facing poverty and injustice and not be left floundering by shallow, consumer-driven institutions. (p165 Barker)

a leading thought...
God's assingnments are always based on character - the greater the character, the greater the assignment. (p55 Blackaby)

a Dave thought...
I have recently came across a guy tattooed with a celtic cross to symbolise a commitment he has made to incarnational ministry through UNOH and had to know more. I discovered that there is a legend of how St. Patrick (5th Century)when preaching to some soon-to-be converted heathens was shown a sacred standing stone that was marked with a circle that was symbolic of the moon goddess. Patrick made the mark of a Latin cross through the circle and blessed the stone making the first Celtic Cross. This legend implies that the Saint was willing to make ideas and practices that were formerly pagan into Christian ideas and practices.

Wondering for us salvos what the equivalent may be, well we made the pagan practice of uniform wearing into a Christian practice. But we have a bonus it doesn't physically hurt to get branded and you can still see it in the cold weather, clever really.
Also just for the record I'd like to get a tattoo any ideas?
Just a thought.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovin' your thoughts mate! Re: the tatt, I can see you incorporating an Eagle - combining a link between the Eagle and it's symbolism with the Bible and of coarse, the West Coast...
Put it on your arm, and work on the 'guns', so when you flex, the eagle can flap its wings!

Bubs

Brad Freind said...

I think Bubs' thoughts.
Why don't you wait until after September then you can do something like 'Eagles Premiers 06-07'

james said...

i rekon you should get a couple of 'S' like we have on the uniform put on your shoulders...

Anonymous said...

The "2Love" logo - very becoming! Other than that Bubs symbol of the Eagle - They shall mount up with wings....

VO

varultz said...
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varultz said...

why do ya want a tatt?

fee said...

i think you should get one. i am going to. i'm just trying to figure it out. it's a hard process. the rest of your life. but for you, go with bubz idea. it's a good one. i'm going to wait till after my wedding though, i don't want one in my wedding pictures. ha ha. miss ya, love to the fam.